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Storyline:   "They Were Expendable" is a 1945 war movie that tells the story of the exploits of a group of PT boat crews in the early days of World War II in the Philippines. The movie follows Lieutenant John Brickley (played by Robert Montgomery) and his crew as they are tasked with carrying out daring missions against the Japanese forces invading the Philippines. Despite being initially dismissed by the military leadership, the PT boat crews prove their worth in a series of heroic actions, but not without suffering significant losses. As the war progresses, the situation for the PT boats becomes increasingly dire, and the men must rely on their bravery and resourcefulness to keep fighting. They face numerous challenges, including difficult missions, equipment failures, and the loss of fellow crew members.

The movie offers a poignant and realistic portrayal of the sacrifices made by the men who served in the Pacific theater during World War II. It highlights the bravery and determination of the PT boat crews who fought against the odds to defend their country. "They Were Expendable" is a classic war movie that remains a powerful and moving tribute to the sacrifices made by those who served in World War II. With strong performances and gripping action sequences, the movie is a must-see for fans of the genre and those interested in the history of the war in the Pacific.
They Were Expendable
Year : 1945
Genre : Drama, War
IMDB Rating: 7
Director: John Ford
Top Billing Cast:  John Wayne as Lt. Donna Reed as Lt. Sandy Davyss Ward Bond as 'Boats' Mulcahey C.B.M. Blake Edwards as Boat Crewman

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  1. Robert Montgomery took over directing some of the PT sequences in the film "They Were Expendable" after John Ford broke his leg, and was praised by Ford for his work.
  2. "They Were Expendable" was released in December 1945 after the Japanese surrender, but didn't do well at the box office due to audience fatigue with war stories.
  3. During production, John Ford insulted John Wayne for not enlisting in World War II, until co-star Robert Montgomery intervened and stopped Ford's abuse.
  4. Robert Montgomery and James Curtis Havens drew on their experiences as PT commanders during World War II for their work on the film.
  5. John Ford initially didn't like "They Were Expendable" and never saw the finished movie, but later changed his mind after Lindsay Anderson convinced him to watch it.
  6. After the end of World War II, most of the remaining PT boats overseas were burned to save expenses, as they were not considered useful.
  7. John Ford asserted his control over the set by giving Robert Montgomery a playful rebuke after Montgomery suggested a different shot composition.
  8. "They Were Expendable" was filmed in Key Biscayne, Florida, with a lot of design and set work to resemble the Philippines.
  9. The movie used fictional names that were similar to the real names of the main characters, as written in the book it was based on.
  10. "They Were Expendable" was based on the true story of World War II Medal of Honor recipient Lt. John Bulkeley.
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